Category Archives: reading

Vacations and wonderful bookstores

Vacation time is time to explore—bookstores!    As we travel, I visit as many independent bookstores as is possible Prior to leaving, I Google independent bookstores along the way .  Each bookstore has a personality and atmosphere. I like to … Continue reading

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The death of the bookstore is premature

“A room without a book is like a body without a soul.”  Cicero My children swear I can “sniff out a bookstore with a 50 mile radius.”  Perusing libraries,bookstores, or the bookshelves in another person’s home are favorite pastime. Our … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s day. Celebrate with an Irish Romance

Happy St Patrick’s Day—a day we all celebrate being a little Irish whether we are or not. Although my husband’s ancestory is Irish which means my children can also claim that heritage, I am not. My ancestors on both sides … Continue reading

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Summertime Reading!

Summertime, summertime, my favorite time. I am a summer person who loves beaches, warm, even hot days, the glow cast over the world by sunny summer days. My summer is filled with working in the garden, heading to the shore, … Continue reading

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Book Clubs for Writers

One of my speaking topics is “Book Clubs for Writers,” a topic that brings together two passions of novelists.  Stephen King proclaims, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: you must read … Continue reading

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